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I'll Never Quit For Ron Paul

Hi friends, I have been meaning to write this for some time. Michael at the Daily Paul keeps asking me, so here it is. My name is Erik Petroni and I wanted to open up on who I am and what motivated me to create the Super Brochure...and, the NEVER QUIT story.

It started with my father. I grew up in the Canal Zone where my father was a Panama Canal Ships pilot. During the illegal giveaway of the Panama Canal by the Jimmy Carter administration, I learned the "behind the scenes" of the Rockefellers and the Federal Reserve who were behind the giveaway. A part of this was the knowledge that the world bankers needed to take the control of the Canal from the American people and put it under UN control, and they did. I was so hurt by this giveaway that I intently studied all the behind the scenes players. The book that opened my understanding was called: The Unseen Hand.

We were forced to leave the Canal Zone in 2000 and for the next 8 years I traveled the world filming and shooting campaigns and coaching my sister in surfing. She became the #1 American female surfer in 2008.

In 2006 my father, my pillar of strength, had a stroke and then a massive brain bleed. He was in a coma and almost died. My life seemed to end. He was my best friend and I asked God what deal could I do to get Dad well again. Take my life? Anything to let him become healed. God does not make deals as you know. Over the next 6 months he made small improvements. One day, while we were laying in bed, I was reading to my father, (dad could not speak, eat, walk and he had so many tubes coming out of him at that time) but I asked him: "Dad, if you try to write just one thing on this piece of paper, what would you write?" I handed him a sharpie and even though it took him some time, he scratched out: NEVER QUIT. I was moved to my core.

NEVER QUIT became our motto. I soon stated to carry Dad on my back for walks, the way he would carry me when I was a boy, and he would direct my by lightly pulling on my ear lobes to turn me from right to left. One day, I lowered him down and as I held him he spoke his first full sentence: "Erik, thank you for Never Quitting for me, and pushing me 1000%, I will Never Quit for you either."

Tears...

Two years later my father had become much better but still could not walk on his own. My father, sister, doctors and myself would speak to High School students on the importance of loving and honoring your parents, living a clean healthy life and giving your best in all that you do. The presentations were very effective with the students and we went from school to school. And from these school talks, the NEVER QUIT event was born. Our first one was in June 2009. Dad was there that day and with help, he crossed the finish line. 6 months later he had another stroke and brain bleed and went Home Dec 31, 2009.

I took a lot of the blame on myself for his passing. I had tried to be so attentive to getting him well and to any future stroke signs and yet I missed the one that caused his passing. As Dad had days left to live, a doctor friend showed me an x-ray with of the tiny Brain Bleeds he had over the past 6 years, and the doctor asked if I could grow the NEVER QUIT event to get a message of health to others. I felt like I had purpose once again, is some small way to redeem myself from his final stroke and brain bleed. We now get 1,000's checked up and many lives have been prolonged.

With NEVER QUIT I was able to express all the things that were important to Dad. They were; Faith, Family, Healthy Living, Defending our Constitution, supporting our troops and a commit to Never Quit. You can see the links of many of father's favorite quotes here.

This is where Ron Paul comes in. In July of 2009 I found out about Ron Paul because I saw a "Google Ron Paul" Bumper sticker. That night I did and I was hooked. All the things that Dad had taught me about Freedom and our Constitution were in Ron Paul's message.

You can see the video here:

http://youtu.be/y7Y9O9AinV0

Each night, I relished in spending at least 30 min on the Daily Paul. I started sending Ron Paul video links to everyone, but I had to do more. How could I spread his message effectively, to many. I had a NEVER QUIT brochure that had effectively advertised and grown the event, and I thought, why not use the same concept to promote Ron Paul.

This was a highlight in my life and to now think that 4 - million Ron Paul Super Brochures have been mailed out has made me so grateful that my father instilled in me the importance of our constitution and all that it stood for.

I am also just as grateful for being a part of those who are Liberty minded. The Ron Paul family.

It would be an honor to meet many of you. So if you would join us for the the 4th NEVER QUIT event on June 9 in Jacksonville Beach Florida. Please do come.

Here is the NEVER QUIT video that shows how the event started. And here is the "Never Quit message" video.

If there are any of you that has a business that you would like us to help promote you, please write me here.

And if you have any questions about NEVER QUIT or what I have written, please do post on the Daily Paul and I will answer your questions.

Please spread the word on NEVER QUIT to the Ron Paul community. They are the friendliest and most spirited group of people I have ever come across and I would love to see their enthusiasm shared with 10,000 others on June 9.

Always.

Your friend,
-Erik.
Never Quit, Never

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Thank you, Erik,

for sharing your awesome testimony of your father's love and faithfulness. In a cynical, jaded society, it is a breath of fresh air to hear you speak of honor: honoring your parents, women, country, and God...the building blocks of America's greatness. What a great legacy your father left you. Your story made my day brighter.

Liz Andre' :)

Registered Today

I saw Nick on the local news show today. I figured if a man with no limbs could compete, I could get my lazy behind up early, get out to Jax beach and run the 5K at 7:30.

I plan on wearing my Ron Paul shirt.

Heartwarming

Thank you for your story. It was, to say the least, inspiring.

Glad you are on our side!

Glad you are on our side! Inspirational people like you is exactly what this movement needs.

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Guess I could investigate, but don't the Chinese manage the canal now? That may have already been posted. I just gave this a quick scan.

ugh does anyone else feel

we are just totally screwed if paul doesn't win

referring to latest email if anyone has seen it

edit : sorry looking for some comfort i know i probably wont get any lol

Panama Canal and UN

UN is not a kumbaya body with all the people equally happily living ever ever.

We all know how World Bank chief was running after prostitutes in a 5000$ luxury hotel last year.

UN reflects the wishes and desires of its dominant ethnic groups, the Jews, the Chinese, Japanese etc.

So there is strong ethnic conflict of interest from Chinese towards Japanese. And there is strong ethnic warfare imposed by Jews on White Americans.

The UN budget is primarily funded by plundering the White middle class to transfer resources and power to non-Whites.

Its a very difficult to detect process, like hidden inflation tax.

Whites are the only group which is on the verge of extermination and extinction, and as UN hogs more power, Whites will become weaker and weaker, as their sovereignty is eroded.

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Your father would be proud

Never quit

Awesome indeed!

Thank you Eric for all your efforts..you are getting blessed for doing this. Double thumbs up bud..my father (God rest his soul as well) reminded me of Dr. Paul in so many ways..and Ive said this many times in the past few years.."My dad would dig his way out of his grave to vote & fight for Ron Paul." and I WILL TOO! Never Give Up indeed!! We just begun to fight..the R3VOLUTION will be televized..MSM and all the lying scum be damned. Tampa Here I come.

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Erik of "Never Quit, Never", many thanks for opening up

your personal secret of how you came to be such an inspiring mover of causes!

As usual, your sincere openness will attract many detractors and cynical comments, even here at DP. . . It happens even when you quote the Bible and Constitution as your motivators ;-(

But then, you have the incredibly abundant fruits of your labor of love that are the proofs of the worthiness of the causes you are engaged in. I thank God and you for that!

Bahh Bahh Leader Do you have a book?

The introduction just about sums up the quality of the book

From the "book" THE UNSEEN HAND:
Introduction page 6
There is an explanation of historical events that answers these questions in the affirmative. It is called the Conspiratorial View of History and it is the alternative to the Accidental View, the view that is commonly held today. It is possible, therefore, to summarize the major events of history into two alternative schools of thought:

The Accidental View of History: historical events occur by accident, for no apparent reason. Rulers are powerless to intervene.

The Conspiratorial View of History: historical events occur by design for reasons that are not generally made known to the people.

HAA HAA HAA
Seriously? history can be pigeon holed into 2 clearly very simple diametrical schools of thought that just happen to have super simple definitions. Very convenient if you are preaching to idiots with a no more than a grade 10 education.

"It is possible, therefore, to summarize the major events of history into two alternative schools of thought"
HAA HAA HAA

I agree that this book is a good source reading for those doing research or wish to have a greater understanding of "academic" sources of authority used by sharletons to increase the number of sheep in their fold. bahh bahh

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

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Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Regarding: your BAA BAA comment

Try reading the book "The Shadows of Power" by James Perloff, maybe that will wise you up. Though you seem to have a contentious spirit.

kar-yn-liberty

Contentious Libertarian, not a god seeking sheep

Thank you for referring me to another book. I will check it out.

I agree that reading does provide us with knowledge over the years but wisdom, in my opinion, is developed through experience.

And yes, I have become quite contentious over the years. I have become weary of sharletons, the MSM, and those that profess wisdom can be had by reading books.

I believe that a true libertarian, unlike a religious follower desperate for a god like figure to promise heaven, has as you say a contentious spirit. I thank you for the compliment.

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

It is moments like this

that I say to myself the world is truly a beautiful place.

Thank you for posting those videos and sharing your fathers strength with the rest of us and continuing the fight. Simply beautiful.

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Here is the...

...link to this powerful book "The Unseen Hand."

If you have not read it, please do. It is another important background piece for your research and data bank of info to share.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9647831/Epperson-The-Unseen-Hand-A...

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That tells us something about you

The book is ridiculous. See my posting above.

It is no academic work and filled with fragrant generalizations that should be a riveting laugh for any intellectually minded libertarian.

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

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Dick! Pawn, IMPOSTER!!

Go back to your Government office and fall into a lasting sleep!

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Just...wow.

Just...wow.

We Know You!

Some have asked, "Are we just going to talk about it or are we going to do it?" We all know which type of person you are. Thanks for your spirit.

Another example of a True Patriot on the DP!

People like you are proof America still has a chance.
THANK YOU

A Touching Story and Inspiration

Thank you for sharing it so beautifully.

Peace,
Sheila
http://survivingsurvivalism.com

I Just May Register for the 5K!

I've been toying with running the 7:30 am 5K, complaining that I'd have to "drive all the way to the beach." That kind of attitude doesn't support any Revolution---I'll sign up!

If it is right it will happen

I have been taught by my father if it is right with God it will happen. I know we all in our hearts know this movement is right. I remember well when Jimmie Carter gave away the Panama Canal. I remember hearing about all the men that got malaria building it. My Father suffered from Malaria and cold sweats from the second world war.

But right now we have another war to fight and it is one we must win, and will win because it is right. I am convinced this movement will continue like you are continuing your fathers beliefs. Our sons will keep up the fight and we will prevail. God Bless the USA and all that are working so hard to make us free again.

I'm still going to use them

I have plenty left over and I will continue to hand them out to frustrated voters that are tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. If not this election, we have another 4 years to educate more people for the next election.

Ron Paul 2012; Rand Paul 2016

Your super brochures were the best pamphlet I had by far!!!!

Thanks so much for making them! I'm sure those things have woke up tons of Americans and got a lot of the other ones at least thinking! I always loved that the best brochure hands down was done by an individual not directly working for nor associated with the main campaign!! Now, that is the heart and style our movement has always had!! Thanks again Erik!! Your efforts were so very appreciated!! JCM

Ronsponsibility

Whether Ron likes it or not, he's the godfather of our movement in a sense. Depending on whether Ron is POTUS or not and when this election cycle ends, it'd be extremely helpful if a modest fund were established so Ron could periodically visit the liberty-controlled factions of the GOP. Although Ron will be retired from politics, he'll NEVER be able to fully retire until he's gone. That's life.

Hey Pisano! Yea, I Read The Unseen Hand As Well In the 80's..

I wanted to tell you Eric, what a great service you provided for the cause of liberty. We will never forget you. I lost my dad as well, he was a victim of a stroke in 99'. It took me many years to get over it. I blamed myself as well for not spending more time with him. He was my fishing and coin collecting buddy. He got me into buying gold and silver at a very early age, stating that some day silver and gold will be legal tender and circulating freely. My dad would have loved Ron Paul.

Chime in from time to time and let us know what you're up to..

In liberty,

"E"

Erik Never Quit Petroni

Thank you for your work, Erik. Your SBs hit the information spot.

Carry on, always.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Nothing worthwhile is easy

Erik, thanks for your inspiring story and for all you have done to advance the cause of liberty. Your support for the Paul campaign is immeasurable.

Good personal story. I just address the Canal.

From a statist patriotic viewpoint, your "canal thingy" sounds good - American people are entitled to land grab as much as they can. And our government & monopolies are entitled to imperialism to avoid free-market competition. We love to remind Israel how she steals land, but hate when Mexican freedom fighters want Texas and California back.

But from a Libertarian point of view, this is trash. Just check Rothbard's writing on how USA monetary policies (along with Army) were plundering foreign colonies and third world countries long before the Fed was created.

Otherwise, good story - NEVER QUIT learning what you are actually fighting for. Get the canal back for the "collective" or allow the most successful free people to buy it for "themselves"?

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I was there the week that Carter gave it away!

This was TREASON. Not just to our country but, to the workers at the Canal. I spoke with many and their concern was losing their high paying jobs. It was the Socialist college students that didn't understand.

Sure enough, their parents wages fell like a rock. The UN screwed them more than you know. Carter is just another UN pawn. Always has been.

I was 17 at the time, stationed in the Zone. It was not pretty. I watch parents cry for themselves and their IGNORANT children. They still took this kid into their homes and made him feel loved. They HATED our government and wished to spit on Carters Grave!

I made a promise those many years ago. I will keep that one and SPIT on Carters Grave .

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Canal

I think he's saying that the transaction of turning over the canal, was a major strategic and economic decision to the United States. It was built in infamy and with much struggle, and the transaction wasn't even controlled by the US government.

Panama Canal

In other words, Panama should regain control of its self?

If so, I agree, because these two words United States aren't in this word Panama.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

I have always said...

Once you know the truth
you can never go back.

Ron Paul inspired my life in so many ways, I cannot express him enough gratitude.

Reading your story has inspired me again. Lost my Dad 6 years ago yesterday, and he, like your Father, was such a huge presence in my life.

You carry his message beautifully! I am sure he is smiling down at you....loved the poem (also his favorite quotes)"The Ship", thank you for that today.

More importantly, many, many thanks for the most important work you have done and continue to do for our Liberty Family!

Never Quit!

"If you want to know who is going to change this country, go home and look in the mirror."

Dear Eric: What a touching story! Deserves a movie!

Dear Eric: This is the story behind your heart and soul and the very special human being that you are, and the story of a very special family. The moment I knew about The Super Brochures and therefore - you - I immediately knew you were one of those Shinning Stars that live amongst us in this world and so I had to pick up the phone just to talk to you congratulate you and know in my heart: Today I spoke with a very special and unique human being.

Not long ago I was talking with my mother about Curt (because I received more brochures) and I told her: Now that you know the Inside Story I want to show you the very special man behind The Super Brochures: I played her your video.

She said: He is young, very handsome and what he did and is doing is amazing. - And it is!

Now looking at your background, it seems you have a life-long string of successes (i.e. coaching your sister) and of course there has to be more than just that - because some people just have a little extra something unique about themselves - but you have shared one of the key secrets of success at anything:

NEVER QUIT.

Powerful, Inspiring Words.

Thank you for sharing a part of your life with all of us.

Hope to meet you, Curt and Eric in Tampa for a group hug (...a 100,000 people group hug! I say let's make it ONE MILLION!)

May God Bless You, your family and your father in heaven and always with you in your heart ♥

♥ LOVE NEVER QUITS: IT IS ETERNAL ♥

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I love you man

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May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
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Thank You Erik!

For sharing that wonderfully inspiring story with us.

Thank you for spearheading the amazing RP SuperBrochure project.

Truly a man of convictions who not only walk the talk, but clearly, your Never Quit organization is inspiring thousands of others to find that 'core' in each individual.

What a wonderful philosophy.

Thanks again!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Your post is a must read.

Thanks.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

Wow, You're one of my heroes now

Thanks for telling your story. It's inspiring.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Inspiring

Erik,You are truly a man to ride the river with.Many Blessings on you and your loved ones.

We are a family

Thank you so much Erik for sharing this story.
One of the most touching posts I have ever read.
Posting on Twitter for others.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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Thank you Erik

In this world of givers and takers, you are definitely a giver. That website is awesome. It is incredible to think of how many people you have positively influenced not only with these events, but with the Super Brochure as well. It is unlikely anyone will ever know what you went through to bring both of these projects to fruition. Your work is truly heroic. That word gets thrown around a lot cheaply, but in your case it truly fits. I only have a small idea of what you endured.

Thank you Erik, for being such a positive, shining light. I am truly honored to be able to count you among my friends.

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How about

"HERCULEAN?"

I still mourn for the rear suspension on that Subaru Wagon.
Truly inspirational!

Hope you are doing well Erik.

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Thanks for sharing your touching story, and

for your wonderful good work.

BUMP THIS!

Let none doubt the character of this man.
Surely he is an exemplary figure to be emulated.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!